Los Angeles Angels bomb Diamondbacks 12-3

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PHOENIX -- Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer to cap an eight-run second inning and the Los Angeles Angels bombed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-3 last night.

Jered Weaver won his first career appearance against Arizona as the Angels (39-32) improved to a major league-best 12-4 in interleague play with only two games against Arizona remaining. Weaver (8-3) gave up three runs and four hits in six innings for the fifth victory in his last six starts.

Arizona has lost six of seven and is 5-8 in interleague play. Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew hit a two-run home run in the third inning, his fifth of the season. Arizona first baseman Tony Clark connected in the fourth for his second homer in two days.

The Angels scored all eight runs in the second off Billy Buckner (2-5), who lasted only 1 2-3 innings in his shortest career start.

He has given up 26 earned runs in his last 18 1-3 innings.

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